Dec. 28, 1836 Corning Steuben County New York, USA
Dec. 5, 1906 Kent County Michigan, USA
son of Dioclesian Hess (1809-1851) & Lydia Ann Gaylord Montague (1817-1886)
m. Mary Elizabeth Champlin (1833-1897) 21 Feb 1863 at Ionia Co, MI, divorced Feb 1884 at Ionia Co, MI, remarried 15 Aug 1885 Ionia Co, MI
children of Byron & Mary Elizabeth: Edwin J Hess (1864-1915) Willard E Hess (1867-1904) Frederick Robert Hess (1869-1930) Alice Ella Hess (1873-1968) Iva E Hess Snyder (1876-1928) ........... Clarksville (newspaper column)
Dr Hess died at his home in Grand Rapids after a short illness; he moved to Grand Rapids about five years ago from this place. The remains were brought here on Saturday and interred by the side of his wife; he leaves a son and two daughters, also several grandchildren. One son died three or four years ago.